Mystery of White Poop

October 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Charlie”

A couple of weeks ago I noticed some white on my Charlie’s poops. That’s usually calcium deposits from urine but since Charlie has had sludge issues in the past, I kept a close eye on it. Yes, I keep a close eye on poop, that is one of my hobbies now! I added some more water to his greens and swapped the calcium-rich dandelion for some green leaf lettuce and so far I haven’t seen any more white deposits. The last thing I want for him is to go through another bladder flush, so keeping down calcium intake, making him move a lot, and giving him plenty of fluids is key. No sludge means a happy bunny!


That’s MY Room!

September 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Charlie”

Today was room-cleaning day and that means Charlie and Piper have to vacate their living quarters for about an hour. They always fuss so much, but it’s not like they hate being out in hall. They spend half of the day out there anyway, but only on THEIR terms. After everything is cleaned and blankets changed I let them back in and of course they have to sniff around at everything. Charlie is usually not too happy that everything smells “wrong” and has to go around the room and re-mark everything.

Grooming Habits of the Sophisticated Rabbit

September 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Charlie & Piper”

My little Charlie may not always have a very clean bottom, but he certainly does a great job of cleaning his lady, Piper. He’s 9, so arthritis limits him a little, but he has no trouble climbing all over her to get those tough-to-groom spots. She’s pretty good about reciprocating, but there’s a lot less of him to work with. I wish she’d clean his bottom, since he can’t, but they both leave that job for me to do. “We don’t want you to feel left out!” Thanks bunnies, I know you love each other, but you still kinda love me too. At least I know you do at feeding time!

Relaxing with the Buns

August 22, 2017 at 2:11 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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It sure is a relief when all of the bunnies in the house are behaving. It’s so nice to be able to take a break from everything else going on and just sit down to pet a bunny. Of course, the bunny has to be willing to be petted, but fortunately for me, most in my house do. And with so many options, there’s usually always one in the mood. Stella is always in the mood, as is Benita. Uriel is a little more shy about it. Butterscotch and Hershey usually just want to keep to themselves, but Piper will always melt for petting. My Charlie is special, because he will usually only let me pet him. He didn’t used to be a fan, but now will almost always let me pet him when I ask. He just sinks into the ground and purrs his teeth, instantly relaxing.

Hoppy Birthday Charlie!

August 12, 2017 at 3:45 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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Today is my little man Charlie’s 9th birthday. I’m so blessed that he hopped into my life and started me on the road to bunnytown. All that have come after have him to thank. He will accept bananas and alfalfa hay as thanks. Even though you make lots of messes for me to clean up, I love you more than anything little guy. Now don’t let Piper eat that cake.

Stella bunny is visiting us, giving Glenda a girl buddy in the living room. My boys are always happy to see a pretty lady, and there’s a lot of lady to Stella! She’s a big girl, and you know how I love the big buns. Stella is a sweetie, just like Glenda, so I’m sure the two will get along very nicely.

Bunny Demolition

July 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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I recently bought some baby stacking cups as recommended by fellow bunny parents. So far, they’re a pretty big hit with my furry little children. Upstairs, Piper knocks the stacks down several times a day. Charlie only seems to like to knock off the top cup, but he’s so dainty and not as much a destructa-bunny as Piper.

Downstairs, Butterscotch checked out the cups a little but isn’t too interested. Hershey on the other hand loves them. Yesterday I found the cups scattered across the room along with little bits of plastic that he chewed off the edges. The floor looked like someone knocked over a tube of rainbow sprinkles. I’m fairly certain he isn’t eating the plastic, given the quantity still on the floor, his predilection for gnawing on everything, and his iron stomach.  Now the cups don’t exactly stack right, but Hershey doesn’t care. He showed those cups who’s boss!

Keeping My Boys Well Fed

June 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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My little Butterscotch has been having something of a mystery illness for the past 4 weeks. He had bouts of stasis 4 times and an overall decrease in appetite. Two trips to the vet later, he’s been on Reglan twice a day to help keep his gut moving and Periactin to stimulate his appetite. He seems to be eating better now, so we’re cutting back on Periactin and will soon reduce the Reglan as well. Hopefully when we do, he’ll still be eating. His blood work and x-rays didn’t show anything, and his teeth were excellent, so aside from a few gas bubbles in his stomach, there’s no obvious reason for this illness.

We’ll be bringing my Charlie to the vet this week to get more blood work to make sure everything is going all right with him. His weight has been doing well, holding stable and he’s eating enough. It just takes several feedings during the day to do that.

Oddly enough, my boy Hershey who has always been a little overweight, actually lost a few ounces over the last couple of weeks. I would have thought he’d have gained by sneaking food meant for his mate Butterscotch, but somehow the reverse happened!

Thanks Mom!

May 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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I’m back from my trip and my rabbits are somewhat happy to see me again. I don’t think Butterscotch and Hershey cared that I was gone, Piper didn’t seem to notice and Charlie was a little annoyed that I left him in the first place. My mom took great care of them though. It was so great to be able to enjoy myself knowing they were in her expert care. For mother’s day tomorrow, I’ll be taking over all the rabbit duties to give her a break. Litter boxes, laundry, and greens cleaning awaits!

Charlie may be a fussy little guy and required a lot of attention, but he’s got my mom “trained” too so she knows just how he likes everything. Some rabbits are very particular about their food for example, and will not eat if something is not right. Those are the rabbits you have to watch out for since they may be more prone to illness due to stress. My big girl Piper is the opposite and will eat just about anyway that is physically possible for her to do. I didn’t worry about her at all since she’s so easygoing. Maybe some of her mellow will rib off on my Charlie.

Vegetable Connoisseurs

May 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm | Posted in rabbit | 1 Comment
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“Hershey & Butterscotch”


“Charlie & Piper”

Lately my boys downstairs, Butterscotch and Hershey, have been very picky about their greens. It’s the same stuff they usually get, but for the last week they’ve been taking much longer to eat everything. Upstairs, Charlie and Piper, are chowing down their veggies just fine, so it’s not the greens. Once my boys gobble up all the parsley, they let the rest sit for a while longer before coming back to finish. My boys can certainly be odd sometimes.

I’m going away on vacation tomorrow but the Kronenbuns will be well taken care of. This is the first time I’ve gone away since I got Piper, so I hope she’ll be okay without me (i.e. I’m going to miss her and her brothers terribly!) I’m sure Charlie will very cross with me when I return, as he usually is when I go on vacation. I’ll have to have treats ready!

24-Hour Freedom!

May 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Piper & Charlie”

A few days ago I started letting my Piper stay out with my Charlie all day long. She used to still be penned into half of the room for 2 hours in the evening, but the fence has come down and she gets to roam free all day. I still have to separate them to feed Charlie, so I lure her into the hallway and close Charlie in the room for 10-15 min intervals throughout the day while he eats. I’m still getting them used to this new routine and the first couple of nights Piper did want to come back into the room at bedtime. “I’m gonna stay up late now!” I still close them in the room overnight, but Piper was much more interested in sitting at the top of the stairs, looking down at her brother bunnies below.

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